Abyss Tower: Blustery Grave III

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Event ended the 9/9/2022

Event period: 13 days

Where to Start

Blustery Grave III has arrived, and it's all about putting your fire-affinity loadouts to the test. Before getting into it, here's a few general notes:

  • Blustery Grave is all about taking on wind-affinity enemies, so it's generally recommended to use fire-affinity weapons exclusively for the best damage output/damage resistance.
  • This is a high-difficulty event, and the quests within will not be forgiving to new players with limited resources. Be warned!
  • This event's quests do not require you to grind quests many times over in order to receive the most valuable rewards. Stamina isn't much of a concern.
  • As the name implies, this is the third appearance of this particular Abyss Tower; if you played the previous ones, you may see that you have already completed some of the earlier quests, and perhaps gained some of the rewards already.

Recommended Character Costumes

Below is a non-exhaustive list of recommended character costumes organized into a few different categories; this is meant to highlight ones that should provide easier paths to success across the quests you'll encounter, but many outside of this list will still see beneficial usage.

Wind Damage Resistance:

Reborn Truant
Reborn Pillar
Reborn Swordmaster

As with all dark memory character costumes having an affinity-based damage reduction passive, each of Reborn Truant, Reborn Pillar, and Reborn Swordmaster have the Whirlwind Guard passive ability capable of negating up to 25% of recieved Wind damage. This can be invaluable to have in the later quests within Blustery Grave, especially for the handful of quest missions that require to “clear while each of your party member's HP is at least over 80%.”

  • It goes without saying that Reborn Truant (EX Lars) is known for his versatility in other areas of the game - his Execution character skill remains to be lethal against the toughest bosses, and that stands true against the many throughout this event.
  • Reborn Pillar (EX Marie) doesn't have quite as potent of a character skill compared to Lars, but its crit-rate party buff could come in handy.
  • Out of these three, Reborn Swordmaster (EX Akeha) probably has the least useful character skill for this event - set aside its effectiveness against any early three-enemy waves.


Reborn Sorceress
Fractured Assassin
Bloodless Captive
Summer Hunter
Lacrima Captain

Support comes in many forms, whether its a healer, tank, or damage buffer; these few will likely do well depending on the enemy/boss combination at hand:

  • Despite having an off-affinity damage reduction passive for this event, Reborn Sorceress (EX Saryu) is still one of the best tank/healers in the game currently. The 40% HP party heal + 570% damage character skill efficiently outclasses Abstract Captive, and in a few situations can be surprisingly powerful if HP is maintained at 100% due to her Bold Vigor passive.
  • Not powerful by herself, but Fractured Assassin not only increases the party's attack, but also increase's the party's fire weapon stats; to top it off, her character skill simultaneously lowers enemy defenses and increases fire damage that the enemy receives (as two separate debuffs.)
  • Bloodless Captive doubles in usage with party stat buffs (increased party attack, increased party fire weapon stats, and a CS to increase party fire damage dealt), and provides a modest party heal (+20% HP.)
  • Another provider of multiple party buffs can be found in Summer Hunter with her fire weapon stat and critical hit damage party buffs along with a character skill further increase critical hit damage as well as attack.
  • What's become a classic general support now, there's still promise that shows with Lacrima Captain; multiple party attack buffs with some skill cooldown reduction work in conjunction with Griff's own self-increase to his equipped fire-affinity weapons.

General DPS:

Celebratory Ruler
Summer Prisoner
Abyssal Exile

The general amount of damage-dealers available essentially go unending, but there are a few recent costume additions that appear to excel specifically well for outputting fire damage:

  • Celebratory Ruler has already gained a reputation of dealing a “broken” amount of damage with her Glorious Circuit character skill alone, but her high attack stats along with a massive 100% increase to attack on equipped fire-affinity weapons pretty much makes her a staple for this event. Equip her with her own Reincarnation's Shadow, Abstract Captain's War's Chronicle IV, and Lacrima Captain's Trusting Trigger to see some ridiculous damage output.
  • The recent summer event brought in Summer Prisoner - effectively, an upgraded A2 with some additional fire-based perks. Along with his Lost Oar, which provides up to a 30% increase in fire damage, there's plenty to like here.
  • As like all Abyssal characters, Abyssal Exile will have long weapon skill cooldowns, but his specializations in fire-affinity weapons are quite threatening. Additionally, it doesn't take long to build his character skill which also boosts attack for the whole party.